The Gauhati University which is located in Jalukbari, Guwahati, is the first, oldest and renowned University in the entire North East India. It was established in 1948. It is a teaching-cum-affiliating university. There are several colleges, institutes etc. that are affiliated to this university. At present there are approximately 326 Colleges/Institutes which comes under this university, which are mostly located in the districts of lower Assam. The university is in Jalukbari in the Guwahati city area. The campus has a hillock on the southern side and the mighty river Brahmaputra is flowing on the northern side.
The campus area has been developed into a small township, now known as Gopinath Bardoloi Nagar. It has about 5000 population including 3000 students residing in the hostels. The North Eastern Regional Centre (NERC) of the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) is in the Gauhati University Central Library Extension Building. Along with Bangalore ICHR Regional Centre, this is the only regional centre in GU so far.The universitys Krishna Kanta Handiqui Library is a designated Manuscript Conservation Centre (MCC) under the National Mission for Manuscripts established in 2003.The library is the largest in Assam, holding about 850,000 books, magazines and journals in its collection. It also hosts about 5,000 valuable priceless manuscripts, some more than 300 years old. The university is providing different academics like arts, science and technology, economics, law, management, fine art. Under this university there are 152 B.E.D colleges, 7 engineering colleges, 9 law colleges and 21 other colleges.
When Gauhati University was established, it had 17 affiliated colleges. Today it has 326 colleges in Assam which are affiliated to Gauhati University. The first public demand was made at the annual session of the Assam Association held at Sivasagar in 1917. In 1940 the Government appointed S. K. Bhuyan as Special Officer with the task of collecting relevant information on the selection of site and related matters. The university was established by an act of the State Legislature: the Gauhati University Act 1947 (Assam Act, XVI of 1947) of the government of Assam in 1948. The first court meeting of the university was held on 26 January 1948, which is considered the foundation day, at the old Sudmerson Hall of Cotton College, Guwahati. It had 17 affiliated colleges and eight Post Graduate Departments on its establishment. The University which started functioning from the city center was shifted to the present campus in 1955-56. All together, there are 23 students hostels, out of which 12 are Girls Hostels and 11 Boys Hostels, including two hostels (each one for boys and girls) for research scholars. Each of these hostels have their own piece of history with famous alumni. These hostels have their own cooking and security staff. The overall in-charge of any hostel is its warden, usually a faculty member. Then there are prefects who assist the wardens.
The hostels run their own Mess Committee, which operates on a no-loss-no-profit basis. Research leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy(PhD) is one of the most important academic activities of the university. We have major active research programmes in all our fifty academic departments across five faculties- faculties of arts, science, technology, commerce, management, law, and fine arts. We also conducting research programmes in engineering disciplines through the engineering faculty.
The following is the list of scholars from Gauhati University who contributed and/or serves as editors for one or more OMICS International journals and conferences
The following is the list of articles by scholars from Gauhati University that are published in OMICS International journals.
The following is the list of proceedings by scholars from Gauhati University that are published in OMICS International journals and conferences.
Title: Effect of Cooking on the nutritional properties of two small indigenous fishes of Eastern Himalayas, Manipur, India
Ch Sarojnalini and W Sarjubala Devi